SIMMONS COLLEGE THE GRINDSTONE 1909 Boston PUBLISHED BY THE CLASS 1909 EDITORIAL BOARD Louise Andrews, Editor-in-chief Marion Lovis, Associate Editor Eloise Clarke Miles, Assistant Editor Ruth Raymond, Assistant Editor Constance Vose, Historian Margaret Kent Mason, Business Manager The Fort Hill Press, Boston CONTENTS PAGE THE FACULTY 5 THE CLASS OF 1909 , 7 CLASS OFFICERS 39 CANDIDATES FOR THE DEGREE OF BACHELOR OF SCIENCE 40 FORMER MEMBERS OF THE CLASS OF 1909 41 THE GLEE AND MANDOLIN CLUBS 43 OFFICERS OF THE STUDENT GUILD 45 CLASS HISTORY 46 BIBLIOGRAPHY 50 A COLLECTION OF SOURCE MATERIAL 51 ATHLETIC NEWS 50 SOCIAL NOTES 57 GRINDS 5S A FRIEND OF THE COLLEGE Gl 1909 63 ADVERTISEMENTS THE FACULTY Digitized by the Internet Archive in 2012 with funding from Federally funded with LSTA funds through the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners http://archive.org/details/microcosm1909simm HENRY LEFAVOUR, Ph.D., LL.D. PRESIDENT ! % ^m ^^vV^^Sra HHHHHH SARAH LOUISE ARNOLD, A.M. DEAN JAMES FLACK NORRIS, Ph.D. PEOFESSOR OF CHEJIISTRY FRANK EDGAR FARLEY, Ph.D. PROFESSOR OF ENGLISH ALFRED BULL NICHOLS, A.B. PROFESSOR OF GERMAN [9 JEFFREY RICHARDSON BRACKETT, Ph.D. ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR OF THE THEORY AND PRACTICE OF PHILANTHROPIC WORK REGINALD RUSDEN GOODELL, A.M. ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR OF ROMANCE LAN- GUAGES EDWARD HENRY ELDRIDGE, Ph.D. ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF SHORTHAND AND TYPEWRITING MARY ESTHER ROBBINS ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF LIBRARY SCIENCE [ 11 ] MARIA WILLETT HOWARD ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF HOUSEHOLD ECO- NOMICS KENNETH LAMARTINE MARK, Ph.D. ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF CHEMISTRY ' LESLIE LYLE CAMPBELL, Ph.D. ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF PHYSICS SUSAN MYRA KINGSBURY, Ph.D. ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF HISTORY AND ECONOMICS [ 13 ] MARY ELIZA PARKER, A.M. ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF THE PRINCIPLES AND PRACTICE OF TEACHING PERCY GOLDTHWAIT STILES, Ph.D. ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF PHYSIOLOGY HESTER CUNNINGHAM, A.B. INSTRUCTOR IN ENGLISH AND SECRETARY OF THE FACULTY [ 15 ] THE CLASS OF 1909 t... . ... ELIZABETH ELLEN AMISON PROVIDENCE, RHODE ISLAND JOHNSTON HIGH SCHOOL Go wondrous creature, mount where science guides' LOUISE ANDREWS brookline, massachusetts miss haskell's school "And some her frantic deemed, And some her deemed a wit." MARY JULIETTE ARTHUR MARSHFIELD, MASSACHUSETTS MARSHFIELD HIGH SCHOOL With household virtues wedded to her name." AGNES M. BEST BUFFALO, NEW YORK CENTRAL HIGH SCHOOL There is no place for anger where thou art.' [ 17 ] A. '■V LURA JENKINS BOYD PITTSFIELD, NEW HAMPSHIRE PITTSFIELD HIGH SCHOOL " There studious lei me sit, And hold high converse with the mighty dead." ELISE CATHERINE BRADLEY WEST NEWTON, MASSACHUSETTS NEWTON HIGH SCHOOL " / love tranquil solitude And such society As is quiet, wise and good." RUTH BRYANT WEBSTER, MASSACHUSETTS WEBSTER HIGH SCHOOL ' Here naught but candor reigns, indulgent ease, Good-natured lounging, sauntering up and down.' ETHEL BURGESS DORCHESTER, MASSACHUSETTS ROXBURY HIGH SCHOOL " She can be as wise as we. And wiser when she wishes." [ 19 ] RUTH EDITH CARR BRADFORD, NEW HAMPSHIRE COLBY ACADEMY " How weary, flat, stale and unprofitable Seem to me all the uses of this world." EDITH M. CHICHESTER HOPEDALE, MASSACHUSETTS HOPEDALE HIGH SCHOOL " Secure to be as bless'd as thou canst bear." MARION G. DANA KEENE, NEW HAMPSHIRE KEENE HIGH SCHOOL " Wise to resolve and patient to perform." AGNES CHRISTINE EARLY NEWTON LOWER FALLS, MASSACHUSETTS NEWTON HIGH SCHOOL " Glad, but not flushed with gladness." [21 ] MARTHA FREDERICK MELROSE, MASSACHUSETTS MELROSE HIGH SCHOOL " I pay my debts, believe, and say my prayers.' SUSAN HALL MILTON, MASSACHUSETTS CANTON HIGH SCHOOL ' Of bacon, eggs and butter Rare philosophy she'll utter.' MARIE MARGUERITE HARLOW NORTH EASTON, MASSACHUSETTS OLIVER AMES HIGH SCHOOL ' And on her back the burden of the world." MARION E. HART ROXBURT, MASSACHUSETTS CAMBRIDGE LATIN SCHOOL ; She has eyes as blue as damsons, She has pounds of auburn curls; Site regrets the game of leap-frog Is prohibited to girls." [ 23 ] LOUISE L. HEUSER DORCHESTER, MASSACHUSETTS ROXBURY HIGH SCHOOL " Far may be sought ere that ye find So courteous, so kind." HELEN M. HILL MELROSE HIGHLANDS, MASSACHUSETTS MELROSE HIGH SCHOOL ' She doeth little kindnesses that most leave undone or despise." KATHERINE SMITH HOLDEN CUTTINGSVILLE, VERMONT RUTLAND HIGH SCHOOL " Desires composed, affections ever even." ALICE M. HOWARD WESTFORD, MASSACHUSETTS WESTFORD ACADEMY " Blushing is the color of virtue." [ 25 ] MARY VINCENT K3LLOREN BROOKLINE, MASSACHUSETTS MISS spuhling's SCHOOL "Neat, but not finical, Sage, but not cynical." LISABELLE LINNELL WOLLASTON, MASSACHUSETTS QUINCT HIGH SCHOOL 'And mistress of herself though china fall.' MARION EOVIS DORCHESTER, MASSACHUSETTS DORCHESTER HIGH SCHOOL " The frivolous worh of polished idleness.' ADELAIDE I. MacFALL WEST SOMERVILLE, MASSACHUSETTS CAMBRIDGE HIGH SCHOOL " For the poor have ye always with you." [27 ] ALICIA T. McKECHNIE DORCHESTER, MASSACHUSETTS GIRLS' HIGH SCHOOL, BOSTON " Much mirth and no madness, All good and no badness." RUTH BAILEY McLEAN ROCKVILLE, CONNECTICUT EOCKVILLE HIGH SCHOOL 'Ah, why should life all labor be?' fW§L SARAH JOSEPHINE MacLEOD SPRINGFIELD, MASSACHUSETTS CAMBRIDGE LATIN SCHOOL ' Whence is thy learning ? Hath thy toil O'er books consum'd the midnight oil?" MARGARET KENT MASON WEST ROXBURY, MASSACHUSETTS WEST ROXBLRY HIGH SCHOOL " Firm, rapid and elate." [ 29 ELOISE CLARKE 1NHLES BROOKLYN, NEW YORK WILLIAMS MEMORIAL INSTITUTE ' Behold a child, by natures kindly law, Pleased with a rattle, tidied with a straw. ETHEL L. MITCHELL BOISE, IDAHO LEBANON HIGH SCHOOL " How charming is divine Philosophy! MARY ELIZABETH OSGOOD PEABOJDY, MASSACHUSETTS PEABODY HIGH SCHOOL ' Smiles that come and go with endless play. And even as they pass away Are hidden in her eyes." CORA ADELAIDE PHIPPS HOPKINTON, MASSACHUSETTS HOPKINTON HIGH SCHOOL " Write me as one who loves her fellow-men.' [ 31 SOPHIE d'ESPINVILLE PICOT GENEVA, NEW YORK DE LANCEY SCHOOL " Strange fits of passio?i have I Icnoivn.' RUTH RAYMOND BUFFALO, NEW YOHK LAFAYETTE HIGH SCHOOL " No, father, I cannot tell a lie.' GERTRUDE E. ROBSON NEWTONVILLE, MASSACHUSETTS NEWTON HIGH SCHOOL : Her stature tall — 1 hate a dumpy woman.' ETHEL M. ROCKWOOD TOWNSEND, x\IASSACHUSETTS MILFOBD HIGH SCHOOL Listened, perhaps, but never talked at all." [33 1 ^H m H*vw |B9| w+ IE 9 f l LUCILE E. SARGENT BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS MELROSE HIGH SCHOOL Thy modesty's a candle to thy merit.' NELLIE M. SARGENT NEWPORT, NEW HAMPSHIRE GROTON HIGH SCHOOL The mildest manners and the gentlest heart.' ELISABETH SPALDING LOWELL, MASSACHUSETTS LOWELL HIGH SCHOOL Thou art ficldc as the sea, thou art wandering as the wind." BESSIE POND SPRAGUE WORCESTER, MASSACHUSETTS WORCESTER ENGLISH HIGH SCHOOL " All vice she wholly doth refuse And hateth idleness." [35 ] CONSTANCE ADAMS VOSE MILTON, MASSACHUSETTS MILTON HIGH SCHOOL " In ev'ry sorrowing soul I pour'd delight.' ADELINE M. WARE MALDEN, MASSACHUSETTS MALDEN HIGH SCHOOL I am as true as truth's simplicity.' MABEL WILLIAMS NEWTON CENTRE, MASSACHUSETTS NEWTON HIGH SCHOOL " Brave not romantic, Learned not pedantic. Frolic, not frantic." OFFICERS OF THE CLASS OF 1909 1905-6 President, Margaret Mason Vice-President, Lois Greene Secretary, Margaret Guild Treasurer, Elizabeth Spalding 1906-7 President, Lois Greene Vice-President, Margaret Emerson Secretary, Margaret Guild Treasurer, Ardena Perkins 1907-8 President, Louise Heuser Vice-President, Agnes Best Secretarij, Constance Vose Treasurer, Elizabeth Spalding 1908-9 President, Louise Andrews Vice-President, Agnes Best Secretary, Constance Vose Treasurer, Marion Dana [ 39 ] CANDIDATES FOR THE DEGREE OF BACHELOR OF SCIENCE SCHOOL OF HOUSEHOLD ECONOMICS Mary Juliette Arthur Agnes M. Best Lura Jenkins Boyd Ruth Edith Carr Marion G. Dana Agnes Christine Early Susan Hall Lisabelle Linnell Sarah Josephine MacLeod Ruth Raymond Nellie M. Sargent SCHOOL OF SECRETARIAL STUDIES E. Mirabel Boutwell Katherine Smith Holden Elise Catherine Bradley Mary Vincent Killoren Alicia T. McKechnie Mary Elizabeth Osgood Marion E. Hart Louise L. Heuser Helen M. Hill Elizabeth Spalding Constance A. Vose SCHOOL OF LIBRARY SCIENCE Louise Andrews Edith M. Chichester Helen B. Dill Mabel E. Eaton Edith M. Flagg Mabel Hodgkins Alice L. Hopkins Alice M. Howard Lorenia M. Kimball Marion Lovis Ruth Bailey McLean Elizabeth E. Anison Ruth Bryant Eloise Clarke Miles Ethel L. Mitchell Cora Adelaide Phipps Gertrude E. Robson Lucile E. Sargent Bessie Pond Sprague Ethel P. Sturtevant Mary G. Sweet Helen A. Titsworth Mabel Williams Pearl L. Woodward SCHOOL OF SCIENCE Ethel M. Rockwood Adeline M. Ware SCHOOL FOR SOCIAL WORKERS Adelaide I. MacFall Margaret Kent Mason Sophie d'Espinville Picot [ -to ] FORMER MEMBERS OF THE CEASS OF 1909 E. Linda Adams Martha S. Allyn Florence A. Babbit Mary A. Barry Bernice E. Bateman Mabelle II. Beer Edith C. Browne Elizabeth D. Burleigh Ruby L. Burns Frances M. Cady Annie A. Caldwell Mary N. Caldwell Mary E. Carberry Henrietta Cattanach Marion Cox Annie K. Crafts Margaret R. Crebs Julia Crocker Mary F. Crowley Margaret C. Damon Muriel P. Darling M. Alice Dowling K. Sidney Dowsley Margaret D. Emerson Emilie B. Farnsworth Marion Faulkner Alice Flagler L. Ruth French Elizabeth M. Fuller Cora C. Goddard Bessie E. Goff Lois Greene Margaret Guild Hortense V. Hadley Bessie M. Hamlin A. Susie Hancock Anna L. Harney Marion B. Haynes Fidela E. Holin Alma M. Honey S. Emily Hunt Marian C. Johnson Susan C. Johnson Gladys Kennedy Bertha Kohsman Edith S. Lyman Letty Lyon Abby C. Mack May C. Martin Hortense E. Murch Ruby H. Newton Ursula I. Paine Ardena B. Perkins Annie Peters Clara V. Pfeffer Marian K. Pierce Susan Preston J. Tizrah Robbins Katherine Schneider Dorothy M. Sleeper Margaret A. Smith Emily G. Stimson Lillian A. Sutherland Josephine F. Tuell Margaret Waller Florence E. Watkins Florence H. Wells Ruth E. Weston Eleanor S. Wiggin Mabel L. Woodberry L « ] THE GLEE AND MANDOLIN CLUBS GLEE CLUB Manager, Lisabelle Linnell, 1909 Leader, Helen F. Clarke Secretary and Treasurer, Annise B. Kane, 1910 First Sopranos Florence K. Babcock, 1912 Annise B. Kane, 1910 Dorothy Fay, 1910 May C. Martin, 1910 Dorothy E. Gregory Eloise Miles, 1909 Ernestine Giddings, 1911 Louise J. Randall, 1910 Ruth A. Harrington, 1910 Charlotte L. Young, 1912 Hazel Holmes Ellen C. Wood, 1912 [43 ] Second Sopranos Corene Bryant, 1912 Annie I. Robertson, 1911 Catherine Cassassa, 1910 Elsie Converse, 1912 Helen Driscoll, 1911 Elizabeth L. Partridge, 1912 Frances II. Rogers Florence Trimmer, 1911 Helen M. Curtis Marjorie McLean Alios Elizabeth Amison, 1909 Margaret Plant, 1911 Grace Davis, 1911 Nellie Sargent, 1909 Lisabelle Linnell, 1909 Gladys Sheron, 1912 Lucretia Strong, 1911 MANDOLIN CLUB Manager, Helen M. Hill Leader, May Ayres First Pari May Ayres, Mandolin Jennie B. Wilkinson, Violin Second Part Clara Blitchfield Marguerite McArthur Third Part Lisabelle Linnell Mabel Wilkinson Helen M. Hill, Piano [ 44 ] THE STUDENT GUILD Officers President, Lura J. Boyd Vice-Presidents Olive Dunnican Ruth Harrington Marguerite Cobb Fanny Whitcomb Secretary, Constance Vose Treasurer, Ruth Bryant [ 45 ] CLASS HISTORY CHAPTER I National Beginnings It was in the early fall of the year 1905 a.d. that the more enterprising inhabitants of out- lying districts began to advance into the very heart of the dump, into the confines of Simmons itself. The reason for this action on the part of the barbarians is unknown. It is supposed that they must have had some very powerful inducement, such as that offered by the care-free life of the Simmonians perhaps. This is, however, but a matter of conjecture, as we find very little said in regard to it. The first few months were spent by the newcomers in conforming to their environment and consecrating themselves to Minerva. This period of adaptation past, the lines along which the class was to develop began to take form, and the institutions which were to persist throughout its history appeared in embryo. On the twenty-seventh day of October a great conclave was held by the members of this enterprising body to take preliminary steps toward organization, and by the twenty-fourth of November, a President and Cabinet had been elected, and a constitution adopted. This docu- ment is of greatest importance as a primary source. Though the first public act of a primitive people, it is complete in every detail. Nineteen hundred and nine's enemies declare that they betrayed their uncivilized training by an event which occurred about the middle of the administration of their first and illustrious President, Mason. This evidence, however, is anything but trustworthy, since so much of the legendary has gathered about whatever nucleus of truth there might have been that it is impossible to tell where one stops and the other begins. At all events, we feel it incumbent upon us to relate the whole, lest we be accused of omitting aught that is derogatory to our class. One dark, quiet night, when all undergraduates were supposed to be asleep, the Seniors held a carnival. Now the Seniors were socially the most brilliant and aristocratic people to be found in Simmons College, and an affair of this sort was more magnificent than anything that ever dazzled the Freshmen in their wildest dreams. So some of the more unruly young warriors, intent only upon destroying what they could not themselves enjoy, plotted to mar the glory of the evening. Taking advantage of the preoccupation of the enemy, they secretly gathered together all the alarm- clocks available and knotted them to a stout cord. Having thus prepared their implements of war, they retired at the usual time for the night. The guests arrived, were received in state, and ushered to the hall within. As the evening progressed, bursts of music and laughter came to the unsuspected foe, listening stealthily without. Suddenly, at half-past ten, the hour rang out dis- cordantly from the throats of a hundred alarm-clocks suspended down the stair-well. The music [ 46 ] CLASS HISTORY was hushed and the dancing ceased. All was bustle and confusion, and angry cries for the culprits filled the air. A hasty search revealed nothing. Undergraduates were sleeping so soundly that the noise had failed to awaken them. A half-hearted attempt was made to resume festivities, but even this was soon abandoned, and the guests, taking the hint, departed at an early hour. The next day the Seniors held a council of war which resulted in a demand for a public apology from the Freshmen. The latter, however, peremptorily refused to give such a proposal a moment's consideration, since the class, as such, was not responsible for the act in question. For a while war between the two classes seemed imminent, but the affair finally blew over without bloodshed. The Seniors recognized that a new star had appeared on the horizon, and henceforth they must reckon with a power which had made itself feared as well as respected. There is one other event of this year which we must mention, though very briefly. Just before the Easter vacation, the Freshman Frolic was held. This ceremony was a vain attempt on the part of the ancients to renew their hold on the old life, which was slipping so rapidly away from them. Dolls, tag, jump-rope, and other sacred rites were recalled from the dim and for- gotten past, and even the ancient costumes were revived, such as short skirts, pig-tails, and Dutch cuts. But with these, the old civilization passed away forever, to make way for the new. CHAPTER II The Dark Ages The second period well deserves the name of " The Dark Ages." Throughout this year, the primitive civilization already established was evidently in decline. Political, social, and educational progress was at a standstill. It shall be our endeavor to chronicle as accurately as possible the events of this epoch, but records are so few and so unreliable that it is feared that all but the most important events must remain buried in oblivion. In the autumn of this year, 190C, a second great invasion of Simmons took place, and this time the barbarian hordes were not only more savage and uncouth in nature, but swept down in greater numbers. The Class of 1909, or the Sophomore Class, as it was now called, had absorbed enough of Simmonian culture to resent the infusion of this crude element. An attempt was made to disperse the first gathering of the newcomers, and to prevent the election of officers, but it failed because the act was officially discountenanced by those in power. Not long after this, a band of Sophomores seized upon a Freshman who was alone and unarmed, cast her into a tub of water, and chastised her severely with soap and scrubbing-brush. Then, maddened by this first taste of battle, and shouting their war-cry, " Cleanliness next to Godliness," they scoured the dormitory for Freshmen and consigned them to the same fate. But here a higher power intervened. The Freshmen were allowed to return to their rooms, but the Sophomores were called upon to assemble in a room below and, acting upon the suggestion of this higher power, formed what was known as an " Anti-hazing League," the membership in which depended upon a pledge to refrain in the future from all acts of constructive philanthropy. The rest of the year passed, so far as we have been able to ascertain, practically without event of historical importance. A class pin was selected, but although it was satisfactory to all, occasioned [47 ] CLASS HISTORY but little excitement. The class showed marked development this year in qualities of endurance. They were able to meet the semi-annual scourge in January and June with comparative equanimity, and could even pass the dreaded bulletin-board after a " five-weeker " with Spartan composure. CHAPTER III The Renaissance The third period was the most active and brilliant in the life of the class, the period of the Renaissance, characterized by renewed activity in every branch of life, whether industrial, scientific, literary, or social. Let us consider first the New Learning, as it is called. The class had developed along five diverging lines up to this point, but this year all joined assiduously in the study of Economics. Three times in every week of the year they patiently mounted to the third floor and listened nerv- ously to cryptic explanations and burning illustrations of Marginal Utility. Diminishing Returns, and the Living Wage. Never before had they realized how pure theory disposes of sordid problems of personal finance. One of the first acts of the President this year was to call the first meeting of the Freshmen. This is important to remember. It shows that at last civilization had triumphed over the baser instincts of human nature. But the master-triumph of this age was Junior Week. From time immemorial Junior Week has been set aside for feasting and rejoicing by Juniors, and grandest and most impressive of all is that peculiar institution. Junior Prom. The Junior Prom of May 9, 1908, resembled other Junior Proms of every age and clime, but far surpassed the best of them in magnificence. One fact in connection with these festivities we cannot pass by. The Juniors were not alone in their enjoyment of all this splendor. For the first time in their history official invitations were extended to tribes outside the walls of Simmons. They came, a black-coated, stiffly starched lot, presentable enough in appearance, but inferior intellectually. Strange to say, they were welcomed heartily and received the highest honors. Fortunately but one fatality resulted among the Simmonians. But, saddest of all, she seemed contented with her fate. The rest of the year passed without further mishap. CHAPTER IV Modern Times The fourth period is the modern period. It represents the culmination of power and the flowering of civilization. The class has passed through the fiery furnace and has emerged pure and strong. There was, however, one more peril to meet and overcome in this the Senior year. Just when the heat of the struggle seemed over, and the class had gathered themselves together, counted their numbers, and laid down their arms for a brief respite, a deadly and more insidious enemy than any they had ever before encountered crept into their midst. This terrifying foe appeared [48 ] CLASS HISTORY in the shape of a long and slippery serpent, which seemed invulnerable when attacked by any of the weapons hitherto employed. At last, after many futile attempts, the class succeeded in chop- ping its head off, not with an ordinary axe, but with one invented solely for this purpose. It was made of a curious gray matter, and, in spite of its jellylike consistency, instantly separated the monster's head from its body. Now this head, when examined, revealed a strange phenomenon. It was covered with scales, which, although some were missing after the conflict, seemed to spell out the words " ult-m-tr-1-ty." Hardly had the class made this startling discovery when one still more alarming was thrust upon them. The huge serpent had revived, and another head, even more horrible than the first, was pouring its fiery breath upon them. This also was covered with scales, which flashed forth the word " freedom." Wiser now, they attacked it at once with the axe which had served them so well before, and which seemed to grow sharper with use. Again it did not fail them, but again a new head appeared, and after it a fourth and a fifth. At last, when, weak and exhausted, they felt they must themselves be overcome, the serpent uttered a last venomous hiss and vanished before their eyes in a cloud of steam, leaving them triumphant. They have scarce recovered yet from that dread encounter, but strength and courage return rapidly to the children of good fortune. The good fortune of the Class of 190!) comes, not from the favor of the gods, but from honest hearts and undaunted spirits. God save the Class of 1909. r^ [ 49 ] BIBLIOGRAPHY Crimes I have Committed ; Confessions of a Short Life. By Ethel Rockwood. Six volumes. Down and Out; Stanzas written in a Draught in the Library. By Alice Howard. Famous Names often Mispronounced. By G. Robson and M. Lovis. Get Next ! An Optimistic View of the Faculty. Anon. How to be Happy though Married. By Margaret M. Morse. (The) Lure of the Peacock; a Plea for High Living and Plain Thinking. By E. C. Miles. Marred in the Making: or, Good Stories Interrupted. By S. d'E. Picot. On the Scent of the Oil- Wagon, a Snappy Detective Story. By Lucile Sargent. Poor but Dishonest, Being the Hitherto Unpublished Transactions of the " Lost and Found Department. By Mabel Williams. (The) Subjugation of Man: an Economic Study. By Elizabeth Spalding. (The) Tracery of Death, and Other Poems. By Andrew Lewis. Twenty Minutes in a Library. By C. A. Phipps. (The) Value of Spontaneity in Philosophy: or, the Man in the Case. By M. Hart. Winning Her Way : or, Bridge Up-to-Date. By A. M. Best. 50 ] A COLLECTION OF SOURCE MATERIAL No. 1. Extract from the Report of the Fenway Excavation Committee [This manuscript was discovered in the course of the excavations in the Fenway and gives what is apparently part of the religious ritual of a semi-civilized tribe. Reprints of many other manuscripts discovered at the same time may be found in Vol. XIII of the Women and Science Series, edited by Marie Harlowe.J The Dump Dance The dance is danced in the twilight, when the shadows are deepening and a purple mist sweeps over the rolling plain. Nine maidens of extraordinary beauty, gracefully draped in rain- coats and tam-o'-shanters of assorted hues, the chief of them being distinguished by a pale blue veil, are the performers. Each bears an umbrella, the ribs of which protrude uncompromisingly from its nearsilk splendors. The nine first join hands and move in a solemn circle, chanting a low, weird tune, the words of which are indistinguishable; then all pause while the veiled priestess sings : Our temple is no gorgeous marble shrine, A yellow brick or two will suit our needs; We do not ask for service when we dine, But after combat in the eager line Commune with nature here among the reeds. So, sisters, while the twilight hour flies, Let us join hands, by solemn purpose bound, And hail the spirit with our prayerful cries, That she may come from where she quietly lies In the sweet quicksand near that grassy mound. All now lay their umbrellas in a neat geometrical pile, and dance around it rapidly, singing: Hail, noble spirit, we lift our songs to thee! Rich gifts we offer with laughter and glee. Rise from the slumbers which your eyelids seal, Smile on thy children as they humbly kneel. Think of our tresses torn by each gust, As we go homeward, glad voices hushed, Ready for dinner, covered with dust. [51 ] A COLLECTION OF SOURCE MATERIAL A voice from the distance: " Moo-oo-oo." The high priestess interprets in a triumphant chant : It was the spirit of the dump that spoke, And it spoke to the children of the Fen: " Tell me, are all the girls quite well, And can they sew, and cook, and spell ? Or does the lack of athletic sports Diminish the strength of their cohorts ? " As she finishes, the Spirit appears through the twilight. It is now so dark that one can perceive only a black and white shape with protruding horns tipped with pale gold. The Spirit gently: " Moo." The maidens now begin rhythmically to gather up various objects from the ground and to heap them together, chanting softly: The peel of the succulent orange, Strange cloths from the looms of our mills, The bottle that shelters the pickle, The embryo tadpole that chills, The ineffably exquisite perfume That comes from a land-covered sea; The egg-shell, the subtle tomato, O Spirit, we offer to thee. The pyre is then kindled and the maidens continue to chant, occasionally dropping other objects into the flames: By the spray from the wandering oil cart, By the dust from the sardine-crammed car, By the ribs of decadent umbrellas, We have summoned thee here from afar. The fragments of eloquent rubbers, That murmur of feet that have grown; The ashes of fires long extinguished, O Spirit, we lay at thy throne. The darkness has now increased so that the fire gives the only light. It shines upon the face of the Spirit, its gold-tipped horns, and large mild eyes. The maidens kneel and breathe forth their prayer with intensity: [ 52 ] A COLLECTION OF SOURCE MATERIAL When the blast howls from north, east, and westward. And the hat and the head are apart; When puffs and curls plucked from the landscape Show nature dissevered from art; When we feel the insidious trickle Of rain down our necks with a qualm, Consider this humble oblation ' And send us one moment of calm. The Spirit benignantly : " Moo-oo." The high priestess joyfully: She's accepted our oblations, and these floral decorations She has smiled upon without a touch of scorn; And I think I may assure you that the blessings she'll secure you Will arrive here free of charge to-morrow morn. She's a most obliging spirit and a person of some merit, As I trust you will be willing to agree, For such pleasant condescension, as I call to your attention. Is not always joined with rank and high degree. Chorus: As we wander through the Fenway (no, we did not say the Henway) We shall noHorget the Swamp wherein she dwells. Our stability of headgear, and the words that we have said here, Shall remind us of the breeze the Spirit quells. The last glow of the fire dies down, and the maidens disappear one by one into the darkness. No. 2. Extracts from the Diary and Reflections of an Amateur Educator. A Valuable Primary Source Wednesday Morning 7.30. Arrived early to go through the " Lost and Found " box carefully. Fountain pens not what they used to be. Gloves all too small. 8.00-8.15. Swept and dusted all the class rooms thoroughly. Erased board in 325. Signs of genius in Mr. Bolton's drawings. Mem. Cf . impressionistic work of Dr. Dewing. 8.15-8.30. Whistled. 8.30-9.00. Picked up two pieces of paper and a nickel. Bad attack of lumbago. 9.00-9.45. Read Professor Kingsbury's new book on moral dynamics, " Continuity through Intensity." 9.45-10.05. Polished my spectacles. [53 ] A COLLECTION OF SOURCE MATERIAL 10.05-10.30. Smiled. 10.30-11.00. Put two pecks of dirt on the floor and swept it up again. Very fatiguing. 11.00-12.30. Slept on the steam platform. Warm but active. 12.55. Met Mary with the President's lunch. One of the rolls quite stale. Mem. Must complain about this. 1.15-1.30. Put the finishing touches to my article for Everybody's, " The Truth about the Instructors' Club." 1.30-2.00. Sang. 2.01. Unanimously elected to the Glee Club. 2.30-3.00. Ran the elevator up and down. Splendid exercise. 3.00-3.15. Discussed the Sorolla pictures with Miss Robbins. Quite wrong in regretting that he threw the egg at the one in the corner. Only treatment possible for some pictures. 3.30. Professor Goodell went to Assembly to-day. Romance Languages cigarettes the best in the building. 3.45-4.00. Looked over a few marks. Grades in Reference 4 very low this year. History of Libraries, percentages high, but marks low. 4.15. Faculty meeting. Transom closed to-day. 4.20. Keyhole still useful. Meeting rather dull. Friday 9.00-9.10. Showed Joe the spring hats on top of the lockers. Peach-basket style most be- coming. 10.00-10.15. Ran elevator to the fourth floor and walked down with a duster. Know a new song. 10.15-10.30. Went up to get elevator. 10.30-12.30. Lay in stupor. Deadly fumes from the Chemical Laboratory. 12.31. Aroused by shrieks of " Arise." Only 1909 rehearsing class song. 1.45. Met History 3 Class astray in the corridors. 1.50-2.00. Glanced at to-morrow's news on news bulletin. Mem. Must convince Dr. Andrews about the tariff. 2.15. Drove six freshmen out of the elevator. 2.30. Insulted by the History 1 Class. Offered me a quarter to break the Gothic Archi- tecture slides. 2.35. Compromised on fifty cents. 3.00. Dr. Stiles keeps the chocolate in the drawer with the skull and fifth rib. 3.15. C. Q. D. signal from 317. Class must be getting the traveling libraries lecture again. 3.45. Polished the door-knob of Room 325. Mr. Bolton still betting with the students. Must telegraph Governor Hughes. 4.20. Twelve at the Guild meeting to-day. 4.45. Looked for the ultimate reality over the fourth floor banisters. 6.05. Dr. Norris making my will. [54 ] A COLLECTION OF SOURCE MATERIAL No. 3. Sample Examination Questions Taken from Papers Discovered in a Recently Opened Crypt Library Economy '2 1. a. If a man should make a balloon ascension and alight at a place 200 miles from where he started, of which the staple product is butter, what would be the name of the most prominent author of the town ? b. Of his wife, if any ? c. If not, why not ? 2. Compare the literature of Scandinavia, the Hottentot Islands and British East Africa, with the esthetic principles of Italian, French and Middle High Persian limericks. Answer briefly. Reference 385 1. Where would you look for (a) the Sultan of Turkey; (6) a fountain pen; (c) a second-hand motorcycle; (d)rest; (e) fksmplpt. 2. Index the first thirteen volumes of the Dictionary of National Biography. History 1 1. (a) Write a letter from Joan of Arc to Theodore Roosevelt discussing the question of votes for women; (6) a letter from Sapphira to Herodotus explaining the By-Laws and Constitution of the Ananias Club. 2. Compare the influence of the Embargo Act of 1812 upon the Copyright Law of 1909 on the one hand, and the continuity of Slavic character with the map of the German Empire after the War of 1870. Illustrate. Cooking 1. Describe the meals for a family of thirteen, living on $9.7.5 a week, for a year, paying particu- lar attention to variety and tone color. 2. Do the same for a family of two living on $150,000 a year. 3. Cook and eat, if possible, any three of the above-mentioned meals. [ 55 ATHLETIC NEWS The deep-breathing contest took place on February 9. Dorothy Hopkins, '10, was an easy winner, breaking all previous records. The swimming team had its first practice in the West Basement on March 20. There has not yet been much opportunity for long-distance work, but for short distances the team seems even faster than last year's. Miss S. M. Kingsbury still holds the record for the 100-yard dash from the first floor to Room 325. Time, 9 minutes, 55 seconds. The Roller Skating Rink which has recently been established in the Science Library is affording an opportunity for healthful and refined exercise to many. In the recent book-carrying contest, Miss J. R. Donnelly easily distanced all competitors by carrying Webster's Dictionary, the Encylopedia Britannica, and half the Modern Reader's Bible from the Library to Room 313 in perfect form. Marion Hart, '09, holds the Senior championship in window opening. Few athletes show finer teclmic in handling the pole, and there is little doubt that she will win the interclass champion- ship. Those devoted to angling are disappointed in the sport this season. Many of the streams are dried up, even in that favorite haunt of sportsmen, the Lower Lockers. R. A. Harrington, '10, reports a catch of five thousand asterionella;, two sea-mice, and a shark, but the gamier species, such as cat and sunfish, are extremely scarce. The School of Household Economics held its annual potato race recently. It was won after a spirited contest by S. Hall, '09. Miss Howard, who was judging the race, says she has never seen a finer exhibition of skill in handling the spoon. The annual tennis tournament took place on Saturday, May 15. The class champions were Eloise Miles, '09, Marjorie Elmes, '10, Mary Dunbar, '11, and Ruth Syrnonds, '12, who won the final match. [56 ] SOCIAL NOTES By our special correspondent. Miss L. J. Randall. " Neat but not gaud} 7 ," battle cry of the Corporation. " Hang the expense," slogan of the Students. Post-Lenten festivities at Simmons indicate that the mad social whirl has resumed its sway. On April the sixteenth that wild revel of self-maintenance known as the Junior Dance took place at the homelike quarters of the Simmons Eating Club on Brookline Avenue. At the significant hour of seven-thirty the receiving line squared its shoulders and was all agog to greet a busy throng of the future revolutionizers of woman's economic status. All advanced and gave the countersign, not one forgetting the password. At eight o'clock the familiar words, " On with the dance," re- verberated through the thickly thronged hall, which was decorated siruply but effectively with atmospheric pressure, and here and there a single flower against a background of nothing. Furious waxed the fun. At the insignificant hour of ten, supper supplied all with a new lease of life and again indicated the shameful influence that the carnal still has over the spiritual mind. Twelve o'clock broke up the party very completely, and at fifty-nine seconds past the hour the last frightened participant slunk inconspicuously out the door. Simplicity, of course, was the kej'note of the occasion upon which many interesting variations were played. Let us describe a few of the harmonies which quite drowned out those of more subdued tone. One natty creation was of the fashionable dump-gray satin so much worn this season, artisti- cally draped so as to successfully obscure the age, sex, and color of the occupant, and conceal all clues as to whether she was going or coming. The " robe " was noticed by several friends of friends of relatives of Boston's most elusive society, and the wearer is being congratulated by some and condoled with by others. There is to be a faculty vote taken as to whether it is a com- pliment or an insult. Till then we should not care to commit ourselves. A number of simple, girlish gowns were of red cheese cloth, tastefully garnished with ripe tomatoes and lobster claws to match. These showed up admirably and were recommended by the Corporation as splendidly appropriate and inexpensive, since the remains were immediately confiscated for the club table, and for three weeks proved a welcome addition to the usual menu of baked-bean soup.  CHAPEL DAY Tune: " Honey Boy " You may cut your French and not regret it. You may loaf a day — but don't forget it, No Wednesday matinee for you and me. Try and see, you'll agree. For a note in ladylike handwriting Sends you next day to the office skiting. See the Dean, there's a scene; And you find you'll never cut again on chapel day. SIMMONS Tune: " I've been working on the Railroad We all are here in Boston town, Attending Simmons College. We testify to its just renown As a place for gaining knowledge. I'm a bustling household ec. girl, Apron clad and gay, Making apple-sauce and salad Just to pass the time away; Testing foods and planning menus, Making baskets wee; Drafting patterns for our dresses, — I work for my degree. [58 ] GRINDS I'm a careful secretary With little time for play. Rushing through the shorthand speed tests While the hour just flits away; Typewriting and making transcripts Till I can hardly see. Methodizing, adding columns, — I work for my degree. I'm a busy library student. Hustling all the day, Cataloguing dusty volumes Just to pass the time away; Doing hours of library practice. Learning the D. C. Hastening to the Public Library, — I work for my degree. I'm a scientific maiden In chemical array, Watching slow combustion progress Just to pass the time away; Sitting at the scales and weighing On stool or bended knee, Poring over germs and microbes, — I work for my degree. Tune: " Tammany " In the Hub's an institution That is young and new. Specialties has every college, — Simmons has one too. Chorus Chaperons, chaperons, Look about, you will find Chaperons of every kind. Chaperons, chaperons, If naught else, our college owns some chaperons. [ 59 ] GRINDS Smith may boast its crowd of gay girls. Grinds at Vassar groan; None but Simmons, though, is noted For the chaperon. Chorus Chaperons, chaperons, Look on this side, look on that ; Some are thin, and some are fat. Chaperons, chaperons. Aren't you glad our college owns some chaperons ? Tune: " The Noble Duke of York " They told her not to worry, Or to sit up late and cram, Or feel a sense of hurry In taking her exam. And so she didn't worry Or sit up late and cram, Or feel a sense of hurry — And she flunked in her exam. Tune: " Waiting " Umbrellas, bring umbrellas, Even if the sunshine you see; For there may come up a shower, And at class you must always be. Rubbers, bring your rubbers. Or the Dean may say to you. If others get their feet wet There is no excuse for you. [60 ] Df'THE CHUEGE s If you want a receipt for this latter-day paragon. Hire a Victor machine that is shrill; Pour in a dash of some vinegar — tarragon. Season with cayenne, about half a gill; The patience of Sherlock when tracking a criminal, Coolness of Raffles when robbing a till; The eyesight of Lowell perceiving a new canal, Wisdom of Fairfax instructing a pill; Invisible speed of a Wilbur Wright aeroplane, Ubiquitous knowledge of girls, whether fair or plain; Machiavelli — an adequate touch of him — Soupcon of Roosevelt, but not very much of him; Anthony Comstock forbidding a show, Ethical precepts of Ibsen and Co. Take of these elements all that is fusible, Melt them all down in a saucepan or crucible, Simmer an hour, and take off the top, And " The Friend of the College " comes out with a pop. [61 19 9 Words by A. Lewis Allegretto Music by E. II. Burchenai. p =F 1. We 2. For 3. And 4. And J- have lived and laughed to - geth - er, We have shared our hopes and fears, our tears are the fruit of laugh -ter That has flashed from soul to soul, we pay the price with sor - row, But yet in the midst of pain as now the am - ber splen-dors Of the sun - light fade and pale, * i / — N — \ L «- X± as now the end ap - proach-es, Let us share this once our tears; the years thathaveslipp'dbe-hind us, Years where life was a gold - en whole, an - oth - er chance were of - fered We should laugh and pay a - gain ; us dream of dim to - mor - rows Hid be - hind a shad - ow veil; J ^_J- —9-\>— H "H •" t T ± -•— As they slow - ly fall in si • lence, Let us think of the com - mg years. I5ut a price is fixed for smil - ing, There in Fate's half - o - pened scroll. For the gold thread flash - es bright -est, There in Fate's half - rav - elled skein. For our hearts still beat to - geth - er, As we start on the mist - y trail. ■£- —H -* — • — f — r T X ± =± 3* I [ 62 ] ADVERTISEMENTS Little Journeys. Personally conducted tours to the centers of culture and refinement. Terms moderate. No accommodations furnished. Apply to F. S. Wiggin and J. R. Donnelly. Sporting Goods. Dusters. Fountain pens. Picture post-cards. Lawn mowers. Clothes-wringers. Cata- loguing slips. Shock absorbers (invaluable for rough work in February and June). Crochet needles. Anything that pertains to the strenuous life of the College athlete. Dana and Arthur. Sold out to Raymond. A block of land on Pasteur Avenue. House-lots suitable for student shelters. Dormitory restrictions only. Sunny situation. Completest exposure in Boston. It pays to Pasteurize.